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Oct 14, 2012

LG Nexus Reviewed Before Launch

South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics is getting ready to bring to the market its first handset in the popular Nexus lineup, and the first review of the yet unannounced device is already available online.

The handset resembles last year’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone coming from Samsung a lot, yet it sports different hardware inside. According to the guys over at tech.onliner.by, who had the chance to play with the device, the screen of LG’s Nexus smartphone is flat, unlike the curved one present on Galaxy Nexus. Moreover, the new smartphone is said to be a bit shorter than the already available handset, while also being a little wider. The smartphone is said to pack only GSM connectivity, with no LTE to enjoy for those fond of 4G networks available worldwide today, though we could expect this feature to be included at launch. After all, said site reviewed only a prototype unit, which was also said to sport a rather buggy Android version. On the hardware side, however, users will be in for a treat, as the new Nexus device comes with about the same specs as the LG Optimus G that was made official last month.

It will hit shelves with a 4.7-inch IPS 1280×720 display, as well as with a quad-core processor inside, and 2GB of RAM, rumor has it. Unfortunately, the phone was said to sport only 8GB of internal memory. On the back, there should be an 8-megapixel photo snapper, complemented by a front camera for making video calls. All the usual set of sensors and connectivity capabilities will be included in the package as well. Chances are that the final version of the handset will be slightly different than this prototype, yet only a few changes might occur. Overall, LG’s Nexus, provided that its rumored $399 price tag will pan out, should prove a highly appealing device, even if the prototype unit did not manage to impress as much. Hopefully, we’ll learn all about it before the end of this month.

LG Nexus
Image credits to tech.onliner.by

LG Nexus next to Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Image credits to tech.onliner.by


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